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Lisa J. Espada is a bankruptcy attorney devoted to helping Bay Area consumers solve their debt problems. This website provides an overview of bankruptcy law as well as information about illegal debt collection practices and the defense of debt collection lawsuits.
If you are experiencing one or more of these problems,
YOU HAVE OPTIONS.
you are behind on your mortgage payments
you have been sued by a creditor
your wages are being garnished
your bank account has been levied or frozen
creditors have placed liens on your property
you are being harassed by debt collectors
your credit score has plummeted due to non-payment of debts
When you took on debts, you fully intended to repay them. But sometimes, life does not work out as planned. Long periods of unemployment, illness, disability, divorce and the loss of a spouse are common reasons for the inability to repay debts. Each of us deserves the opportunity to put misfortunes and mistakes behind us.
In 1934, the United States Supreme Court summarized the purpose of bankruptcy:
One of the primary purposes of the Bankruptcy Act is to relieve the honest debtor from the weight of oppressive indebtedness, and permit him to start afresh free from the obligations and responsibilities consequent upon business misfortunes…. The purpose of the act has been again and again emphasized by the courts and being of public as well as private interest, in that it gives to the honest but unfortunate debtor… a new opportunity in life and a clear field for future effort, unhampered by the pressure and discouragement of preexisting debt.
-Local Loan Co. v. Hunt 292 U.S. 234 (1934)
The Law Office of Lisa J. Espada is a debt relief agency,
helping consumers file for bankruptcy relief under the United States Bankruptcy Code.
The information contained in this site is general in nature, and is not intended to constitute legal advice or recommendations. Communications between attorney and prospective clients are confidential, but no attorney-client relationship is created unless a contract for legal services is signed.